This fall, high school students residing in Cedar Hill are invited to get more involved with local government by joining the Mayor’s Teen Council. This program will provide students the opportunity to learn about local government and how city services are provided, in addition to learning about
our city’s heritage.
Applications are now available on the City’s website, in the City Administration office, at the Recreation Center, at High School and Collegiate counselors’ offices, and at the library. Applications can be returned to the same locations once completed, by Sept. 13.Once the Mayor’s Teen Council is chosen, student members will serve a two-year term or until they graduate.
Teen Council members will attend meetings twice a month where they will share ideas about Cedar Hill’s local government and provide input on local issues to the Mayor, City Council and City staff. Student members will establish connections with the community and citizens while learning about how the city works and gaining an appreciation of the residents who have contributed to the history of Cedar Hill. Students will be be encouraged to make a difference through involvement and relationships with elected officials.
After completing a term, students will receive a letter of recommendation from City administration and community service hours which can be added to college or job applications.
The Mayor’s Teen Council will enrich the lives of teens who have an interest in how the community works and provide opportunities for involvement in local government.
The program is designed to encourage teens to become involved with the community and better understand the history, structure and potential of the city of Cedar Hill.